16 October 2010

Link roundup for 16 October 2010

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but the same seems not to be true of burglars (sent by Ranch Chimp).

O'Donnell practices what she preaches against (found via Politics Plus). Update: More here (thanks Nonnie9999).

Paladino makes a fellow gay-hater choke on his salami (snicker) (sent by Mendip).

Christian rocker "Violent J" doesn't understand how magnets work, therefore he should shag his girlfriend's mother, or something like that (see if you can figure it out).

Check out Carl Warner's foodscapes.

The German town of Riese has pwned the neo-Nazis.

For a very creepy vacation, visit the Island of the Dolls (found via Mendip).

Yet another befuddled creationist foolishly casts his feeble blather at PZ Myers.

The essence of right-wing ideology is to tighten state control over the individual. For example, there's Alan Grayson's opponent.

NOM's Ruth Institute -- busted!

Republican Steve King doesn't like it when federal judges do what the Constitution requires them to do.

Sometimes, both sides want to erase you.

There are moderate conservatives who recoil from teabaggerdom, even in Utah.

With a drama like the Chilean mine rescue in the news, religious self-promotion can't be far behind.

Demwit discusses freedom of expression in extreme cases.

Europe passes a critical test of its commitment to free expression as Geert Wilders is exonerated -- even prosecutors had called for his acquittal.

The school shooter yelled what? (found via Green Eagle).

Fight the disease, not just the symptoms.

No, science and religion cannot be made compatible. It's time to stop pretending.

The Republican party's global-warming denialism is unique in the developed world.

At last, the US performs its first embryonic stem cell treatment of a human patient.

11 Comments:

Blogger mendip said...

Wonderful links - thanks. The one about the neo-nazis made my day!

16 October, 2010 08:59  
Blogger Lisa G. said...

Thanks for those great links. My MIL has a "creepy doll room" in her house. Apparently, when she was growing up they were very poor, so now she collects dolls of every size and style. I sent her the link to the island of "creepy dolls" saying it would be a new vacation spot!

16 October, 2010 09:35  
Blogger B.J. said...

First, I really appreciate the link. After five days, DemWit’s post might be getting stale, but the comments certainly aren’t. :-)

I love the spooky Mexican vacation spot – nice Halloween entry.

Even sppokier, the wingnuts your links expose!

The Geert Wilders story is most interesting. We know Dutch law is different from our own, as we found out in Aruba’s handling of Joran van der Sloot. The prosecutors, in a rare defense of Wilders, pointed out both points of law and the fact that certain of Wilders’ remarks were taken out of context. Another example that court findings require a thorough reading.

Granted I don’t have TV, but I keep up with the news online. So, why is your link the first I’ve heard of the school playground shooting? Oh, cnn.com must have pre-empted that story with coverage of its darling, Sarah Palin.

The Republican Party’s “denialism” is unique in the developed world – period.

BJ

16 October, 2010 09:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mendip: It's a great story. I wonder if we can re-name the street CAIR's headquarters is on after Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Lisa G: Dolls can be a tad uncanny if one is not used to them. And one seldom expects to encounter them outdoors.

BJ: European countries don't have free-expression protections as solid as the First Amendment, but they're beginning to grasp the importance of the principle.

I hadn't heard of the school shooting either except on Green Eagle.

Check out Mendip's blog, by the way -- it's sort of like an on-going link roundup.

16 October, 2010 10:57  
Blogger tnlib said...

Infidel: I always enjoy your link roundup. It's impossible for me to get around and read/see all the blogs here and there. I don't know how you do it but this is mighty handy for me and I always look forward to it. That's not to say that I can read them all, but it sure helps to be able to peruse a list and chose the most enticing. Thanks.

16 October, 2010 18:19  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Not much to say, except thank you for the link round up Infodel.

You know .... that one clip I sent you about the grass camou guy in your town .... if this guy actually pulled off that job ... it would have been a significant score, even in a big town like PDX. Just that one item of the gold piece's was about a quarter mill.

17 October, 2010 18:50  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

i'll add my thanks for all the juicy linky goodness, infidel. very helpful, and i read a lot of stories i otherwise would have missed.

17 October, 2010 23:42  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Also thanx on the cell research and administration piece to the patient in Atlanta (Atlanta Journal Constitution) ... we have alot to learn and improve on.

Also compliment's to Mendip's find from Web Urbanist on the "Valley of the Dolls" ... I didnt even know about this place, however when it come's to this sort of unique art ... Mexico is quite a place ... especially at the end of this month for "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) which I really got into big time down there, the pagentry and art is really so cool and festivities, I had done a post a lil while back called "Necrofilia Enamorada" (Necrophia Love" related to it too, and song video from Armando Palomas (excellent songwriter and guitarist in Mexico).

18 October, 2010 08:49  
Blogger Four Dinners said...

mendip et al : neo-nazis are created by the majority ignoring what is in front of their faces.

Multi-culturalism doesn't work.

To accept that is to be 'right wing'. To defend it is to be 'left wing'.

Whilst we argue who is and is not a racist, Islam takes over the world.

You poor poor benighted creatures. I love Americans - and even more American liberals - if only for their naivety.

Come and live in England - in Hayes Town, or Bradford or Burnley or Southall or Hounslow.

Then you will now the truth.

The 'left' are opening the door to the 'right' by their inherent inability to see what is in front of them.

Racism is no longer about black and white.

It is about living in a free world.

A world that is free of Islam. A religion that wants only to swallow us up or destroy us.

Wake up and look.

That's all I ask.

18 October, 2010 12:48  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

TNLib & Nonnie: Thanks -- there never seems to be any shortage of interesting (or bizarre) stuff out there.

RC: If the guy had managed to steal the gold, maybe he could have got himself a classier outfit, like a fig leaf.

4D: To accept that is to be 'right wing'. To defend it is to be 'left wing'.

Actually, in the US, the right-vs.-left divide is now mainly a theocratic-vs.-secular divide. I realize that in Europe that's not the case.

Aside from that, I don't quite grasp the thrust of your comment. Hitler admired Islam, and he is widely admired in the Islamic world today. The most significant groups opposing Islam in present-day Europe are parties like that of Geert Wilders, who is really a liberal trying to defend liberal society from Islamic theocracy, and his predecessor Pim Fortuyn was a gay Marxist (despite the media incoherently calling such people "far-right").

The main target of Nazis is the same as the main target of their Muslim brothers-in-spirit: the Jews.

18 October, 2010 13:43  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh .... a "fig leaf" .... heh, heh, heh, hhe, heh .... I loved that one! :)

19 October, 2010 13:42  

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